The average amount of money Irish couples spend on their big day has been revealed

31st Jan 17 | Weddings

This is staggering!

Planning a wedding this year? You might want to sit down before reading this!

According to a survey conducted by, the average amount of money that Irish couples spend on their wedding day (including the honeymoon) is up 8% on last year at €24,427!

The folks at weddingsonline also uncovered that half of couples surveyed admitted to going over budget - 17% look to take out a loan to help cover the cost and 21% share the costs with their parents - ouch!

The survey also revealed:

"Friday and Saturday weddings are equally popular this year with Friday weddings on the rise in general.

The summer months are still the most popular time to tie the knot with July and August topping the polls (12.6% each) followed by September (11.8%) and June (11.5%).

December is still the most popular month for engagements (24%) followed by the autumn months."